A Reason and a Rhyme

The earth and all that is in it,
The earth and all that is in it,
We are shepherds of the land.
We are shepherds of the land.
Every flower is under our charge.
Every flower is under our charge.
The air we breathe is shared by all.
The air we breathe is shared by all.
WE are not here to destroy our world.
WE are not here to destroy our world.
Every creature depends upon us.
Every creature depends upon us.
From the smallest to the greatest..all depends upon how we manage it.
From the smallest to the greatest..all depends upon how we manage it.

A Domino Effect



As dominoes are spread upon a table top, all just so,

Each the enabler of the other, and all stacked in a row.

Is so, of every creature that lives upon this fine earth,

The smallest to the greatest, is a treasure in its worth.


As one piece topples into the next, and in turn reflected,

This shows us just how much we each are so connected.

The smallest amoeba to swim about in oceans of deep,

Climbing the proverbial ladder, as we all do drift asleep.


The irony of it all, not perplexing, nor is it very discrete,

We each depend upon the next domino for what we eat.

When one or more of our kin is dashed, to fall out of turn,

Those who are to follow shall suffer, and in this we learn.


The preciousness of all life in this world is beyond compare,

Destroying just one may create for others a life of despair.

The meeting of the needs of those few greedy ones, today,

May change this planet to dust, and for us all to wither away.


The oceans and all that is within, wronged and lost in shame,

The cutting and burning of trees, and with only so few to blame.

The air to breathe and pure water to quench all creature's thirst,

Polluted by unruly men, the essence of every life surely cursed.


As the last living domino does fall, concluding the end of this game,

A mystery may be solved, so sadly revealed, why human kind came.

A highly evolved and intelligent breed, to destroy every living seed,

Leaving no one to play in this mysterious way, nor having any need.








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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Wow, whonu. You hit the nail on the head. We are slowly - or not so slowly - killing this earth. Pretty soon no one and nothing will be able to survive if we don't change our habits now and go back to the way of the land. I'm sharing this with the H.O.W. group. Great message!


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend and blessings on this fine Sunday. whonu


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean

Great lesson from the game of dominoes and an excellent presentation. Thank you.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you MsDora and blessings on this fine day. whonu


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

You wrote this so well. It's a vital issue and I love the analogy.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you for stopping by my friend. whonu


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Agreed, 100 percent. Awesome, up, shared.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend. whonu

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